SPOR Graduate Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research Competition

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (October 2, 2017)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

Amount: 30,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident
  • International


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science

The Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship provides opportunities for individuals enrolled in a thesis-based Master’s or PhD program at an Alberta university to undertake health-related research with a patient-oriented approach.

For the October 2017 competition, applicants are have the opportunity to partner with Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) for their research project.


Agency deadline: October 2 Online application


$30,000 for one year potential to renew


  • Applicants must reside in Alberta
  • Be enrolled in, or accepted to, a graduate program at an Alberta university undertaking health-related research training leading to a thesis-based graduate degree. Applicants may be entering their first year of graduate studies in either September of the competition year or January of the award year.

Application Process and Instructions

  • The Graduate Studentship in POR competition is administered in partnership with the AIHS
  • Visit this website to complete the application form
  • One-page supplement outlining the propsed project as well as demonstrate how the research embodies the principles of POR. A description of patient and community partnerships established should be described as well as how the research question answers a need in the community

For more information:

  1. Email: SPOR@aihealthsolutions.ca
  2. Call 780-429-9327
  3. or website